Make sure that your commas, semi colons, periods are in the right place.
Do not use words that explain the obvious and do not provide detail in excess. It gives the reader you are ranting, trying to fulfill the word count. Make sure the words you use are necessary and appropriate.
Eliminate unnecessary determiners and modifiers (adjectives). Do not fill up your paragraphs with words or phrases that determine narrowly or modify the meaning of a noun but don't actually add to the meaning of the sentence.
Omit redundant categories
The general category term can be dropped, leaving just the specific descriptive word:
heavy in weight (drop 'in weight')
round in shape (drop 'in shape')
cheap in price (drop 'in price')
Cut down pairs of words that imply each other.
•basic fundamentals: delete basic OR fundamentals •true facts: Facts are true. Delete one of them
Eliminate words that explain the obvious or provide excessive detail
If passages explain or describe details that are obvious to readers, you are not adding value⎯delete or reword them.
Replace vague words with more powerful and specific words if information is available, for example, a lot (how much or many is a lot?), similarly, few (how little is few?), always (how many times is always?)
Do not use small and ambiguous words to express a concept. As a general rule, more specific words lead to more concise writing.
Make sure the word/s you use precisely explain/s what you want to say. Because of the variety of nouns, verbs, and adjectives, most things have a closely corresponding description. Brainstorming or searching a thesaurus can lead to the word best suited for a specific instance.
Minimize using a series of lengthy sentences with multiple clauses. For one thing, readers can get confused when they cannot follow your thought process. Second, there is a greater chance of you making mistakes with sentence structure. Present one thought per sentence. In other words, break down your ideas into one idea per sentence.
Minimize using relative pronouns⎯‘that’, ‘who’, and ‘which’ to form complex sentences.
One way of breaking your long sentences is to cut down on modifying (which, what, who) clauses. Form a new sentence instead. Another way is to convert modifying clauses into word phrases. For an example,
Wordy: The news report, which was released recently...
Concise: The recently released news report...